Monday, August 22, 2011

String Quilt=Done



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I bet you thought you wouldn't be seeing me for a couple of weeks, huh? Well, thanks to scheduled posting you can't get rid of me that easy! Bwahahahahaha!!! At this point my computer is on a plane, on it's way to sunny Cali. I thought I'd work up a few posts so you wouldn't miss me too much while it was gone ;)


So I totally thought I would NEVER finish this poor quilt.

string quilt

 I first posted about it back in February and it really was slow going. I LOVE string quilts, but just had no idea how tedious they would be to put together! I had to really push through to finish this one up.

string quilt

Well, I finally got it done and basted and then couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt it. I knew I wanted something to bring out the diagonal design, so I went with echo quilting the white strips. I stitched about 1/2" on either side of them. I'm really happy with the results, and it went pretty quick too.

string quilt

Then a couple of hours one night in front the of the TV got the binding done. But not after having to machine stitch the one side down twice, because somebody *cough Bug cough* thought it would be fun to turn the tension knob on my machine all the way down to 0. I didn't figure that gem out until I stitched the binding on not one, but two quilts. I still have to fix the other one. Thanks Bug, love you hon!

Somehow, somewhere, I messed up my math and didn't have enough binding fabric, so one part of it is made up of leftovers from the backing. Character right?

string quilt

And just a random thought, Are quilters the only artists who abuse their art by hanging it from random places, like trees?

string quilt

LOL, the tree doesn't seem to mind anyway.


8 comments:

Cindy said...

Julie, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors, the pattern, the quilting. You must be so proud!

Dara said...

I love these quilts and I have a bin of fabrics dedicated to becoming a string quilt- it's on the list. Very nice results. Way to go.

Lee said...

It's so beautiful! What a great fabric line to use for a string quilt!

Allegory said...

It's a stunning quilt. I've been too timid to start a string quilt. Maybe someday.

Rebecca said...

I wish I was headed to sunny Cali too! ;) The quilt is beautiful, love the fabric choices and pieced backing.

Lynne said...

It's lovely, Julie.

Nicky said...

Great quilt - love all that red! And the tree looks better for it too! I have just been doing a string quilt too but have a border to add yet, but soon I hope to finish too!

Andrea said...

I love the stay, the colors are nice

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